Board of Directors

The Alumni Board of Directors (ABOD) establishes policies regarding the management and activities of the Alumni Association. Policy formulation is based upon recommendations and information provided by the Executive Director. The Alumni Board is composed of at least 12-24 members and six ex-officio members. Ex-officio members enjoy all privileges of directorship except the right to vote. Each director serves a four-year term, with at least three new directors selected each year. Two of these directors are representatives from the university faculty and will serve a three-year term. The Board meets once annually to receive and review reports of the professional staff and committees to assure proper implementation of policies.

ABOD Bylaws

Executive Council

The Executive Council is composed of the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Executive Director, the Awards & Recognition, Chapter Development, Finance & Operations, Membership & Marketing committee chairs, and two at-large directors. The Executive Council takes official action on behalf of the Board of Directors while the Board is not in session.

Awards & Recognition Committee

The Awards and Recognition Committee is responsible to the Board of Directors for nominating alumni and friends of the university to be recognized or honored by the Association. The Association has for many years given special awards for achievement and service and continues to expand its awards program as new areas of achievement develop. Recipients are recognized at the Awards Banquet at Homecoming, at the University Holiday Party in December, at the Graduate and Faculty Brunch in May, and at the annual Board of Directors meeting in June.  Included in the Association's award roster are Alumni Achievement, Young Alumni, Distinguished Service, and Nita M. Landrum awards; Pilot (outstanding faculty member) and Torch (outstanding graduating senior) awards; Faculty and Staff Service awards, and the Chapter of the Year and Chapter Volunteer of the Year awards. The committee also serves as a nominating committee, which proposes a slate of officers and directors, according to the by-laws and policies of the Association, which is voted on by the current Board.

Chapter Development Committee

The Chapter Development Committee is responsible for overseeing alumni chapter activity and growth and serves as a liaison between chapter members and the Alumni Board of Directors. In addition, the committee will assist in providing leadership training for chapter officers and prospective chapter leaders.

Finance & Operations Committee

The Finance and Operations Committee is responsible to the Board of Directors in matters relating to the fiscal integrity of the Alumni Association. The committee shall oversee preparation of the annual Alumni Association budget, all income and expenditure reports, and the investment of all assets currently available for investment, year-end reports relating to Association finances, the audit process, along with other financial duties that the Board of Directors deem appropriate. The investment portfolio will be diversified to provide reasonable assurance that no single security (investment) of class of securities (investments) will have a disproportionate or significant impact on the total portfolio.

Membership & Marketing Committee

The Membership and Marketing Committee is responsible to the Board of Directors in creating and monitoring the association's progress in meeting goals set for overall membership initiatives and alumni programming. The committee shall assist and advise in all aspects of the Association's public relations activities in increasing greater support among its constituents. The committee will also assist the Association in determining how to achieve greater visibility and more effective communication with alumni through the printed, broadcasting and electronic media.

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Executive Council 2016-17

Mitch HallMitchell Hall
(President)

Harper
'05 BA Political Science
Owner, H2O Drilling LLC
Owner, Hall Family Land & Cattle, LLC
mitchhall_13@yahoo.com
Appointed 2013, Term Expires 2017
Finance & Operations Committee
Marcella 'Marcy' AycockMarcella "Marcy" Aycock, Ph.D.
(Vice President)
Sedgwick
'84 BA Art Education
Academy Development Manager, National Academy Foundation, New York, NY; Home Office (Sedgwick, KS)
marcellakaye@yahoo.com
Appointed 2009, Term Expires 2017
Awards & Recognition Committee
Leo LakeLeo Lake
Salina
'57 BS Elementary Education
'61 MS Education Administration
Retired educator/Volunteer
leolake@att.net
Appointed 2014, Term Expires 2018
Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee

Denise RiedelDenise Riedel
Overland Park
'86 BA Communication
Owner, Riedel Communications; Freelance Consultant, Writer
riedelfive@yahoo.com
Appointed 2011, Term Expires 2019
Chair, Chapter Development Committee

Ethan HarderEthan Harder
Elkhart
'05 BA Political Science
Field Technician/Safety Coordinator, Harder & Associates, LLC
ethanharder@yahoo.com
Appointed 2014, Term Expires 2018
Chair, Finance & Operations Committee

Mike KoernerMike Koerner
Hays
'00 BS Information Networking & Telecommunications/Media Studies
'05 MLS General Studies (INT)
Operations/Systems Manager, Eagle Communications
mike.koerner@eaglecom.net
Appointed 2013, Term Expires 2017
Chair, Membership & Marketing Committee
Lea Ann CurtisLea Ann Curtis
(Member At-Large)
Topeka
'76 BS Elementary Education
'82 MS Education Administration
Director, Advantage Center, Washburn Institute of Technology
leaanncurtis@gmail.com
Appointed 2013, Term Expires 2017
Membership & Marketing Committee

Chad FowlerChad Fowler
(Member At-Large)
Andale
'99 BBA Finance
Compliance Manager/Vice President, Wells Fargo
chadfowler@wellsfargo.com
Appointed 2013, Term Expires 2017
Finance & Operations Committee



Board Members

Molly AspanMolly Aspan
Tulsa, Okla.
'00 BA Political Science
Attorney, Hall Estill
maspan@hallestill.com
Appointed 2009, Term Expires 2017
Chapter Development Committee
Sandy BillingerSandy Billinger, Ph.D.
Roeland Park
'02 BS Physical Education/Gerontology
Associate Professor, KU Medical Center
sbillinger@kumc.edu
Appointed 2014, Term Expires 2018

Membership & Marketing Committee

Jennifer BrantleyJennifer Brantley, Ph.D.
Halstead
’93 BS Biology
Manager, Public Education, Envision, Inc., Wichita,
jenbrantley11@gmail.com
Appointed 2016, Term Expires 2020
Chapter Development Committee

LeAnn BrownLeAnn Brown, Ph.D.
(FHSU Faculty Representative)

WaKeeney
'02 BS Organizational Leadership
Assistant Professor of Management & Human Resources, FHSU
leannbrown@fhsu.edu
Appointed 2014, Term Expires 2017
Awards & Recognition Committee

Rich DreilingRich Dreiling
Wichita
'69 BS Business Administration
Account Sales Manager, CD Custom Enterprises, LLC, Newton
rdreiling@hotmail.com
Appointed 2010, Term Expires 2018
Membership & Marketing Committee
Chair, Chapter Development Committee

Angela GaughanAngela Gaughan
Wichita
'92 BA Communication (Journalism)
Project Specialist, WSU Center for Community Support & Research
angela.gaughan@wichita.edu
Appointed 2014, Term Expires 2018
Awards & Recognition Committee

Betty JohnsonTreva “Betty” Johnson
Lawrence
’80 BA Communication
President, Betty Johnson & Associates
bettyjohnsonassociates@yahoo.com
Appointed 2016, Term Expires 2020
Membership & Marketing Committee

Emily Griffin OverockerEmily Griffin Overocker, Ph.D.
Edmond, Okla.
'00 BGS General Studies
Director, Student Success Program, University of Central Oklahoma
emilyjgriffin@hotmail.com
Appointed 2014, Term Expires 2018
Membership & Marketing Committee

Kenneth RuderKenneth Ruder, Ph.D.
Petersburg, K.Y.
'62 AB Communication
Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University
ruderkf@netzero.net
Appointed 2013, Term Expires 2017
Finance & Operations Committee

Roger SchiefereckeRoger Schieferecke, Ed.D.
(FHSU Faculty Representative
)
Hays
'95 BA Communication
'98 MS Communication
Director, Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, FHSU
rwschieferecke@fhsu.edu
Appointed 2015, Term Expires 2018
Membership & Marketing Committee

Richard “Dick” SelenskyRichard “Dick” Selensky
(Half Century Club President)

Shawnee Mission
’56 BS Technology Studies
'63 MS Education Administration
Retired
rselensky@kc.rr.com
Appointed 2016, Term Expires 2018
Awards & Recognition Committee

Charles 'Chuck' SexsonCharles "Chuck" Sexson
Topeka
'72 AB Sociology
Retired
cwsexson@aol.com
Appointed 2009, Term Expires 2017
Chapter Development Committee
Richard 'Rich' SiekerRichard "Rich" Sieker
Hays
'77 BS Physical Education
'81 MS Physical Education
Sales representative, Eagle Communications
rsieker@eaglecom.net
Appointed 2014, Term Expires 2018
Chapter Development Committee
Lance TiltonLance Tilton
Chapman
’09 BBA Marketing
Ag/Commercial Lender, ASTRA Bank
lancetilton@gmail.com
Appointed 2016, Term Expires 2020
Finance & Operations Committee

David 'Dave' VossDavid "Dave" Voss
Colby
'80 BA Political Science
'82 MS Political Science
Network Development Manager for Centene Corp. Sunflower State Health Plan
dgvoss@yahoo.com
Appointed 2011, Term Expires 2019
Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee


Ex-Officio Members

Jason WillibyJason Williby
Hays
'07 BGS General Studies
jjwilliby3@fhsu.edu
President/CEO, FHSU Foundation
Awards & Recognition Committee

Emily BrandtEmily Brandt
Beloit
President, FHSU Student Government
erbrandt@mail.fhsu.edu
Membership & Marketing Committee
Curtis HammekeCurtis Hammeke
Hays
'85 BS Physical Education
'93 MS Physical Education
Director of Athletics, FHSU
chammeke@fhsu.edu
Dr. Mirta M. MartinMirta M. Martin, Ph.D.
Hays
President, FHSU
m3martin@fhsu.edu